Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review & Giveaway: "Sophie's Turn" by Nikki Wells

After two years of being with her boring yet safe boyfriend Tim, Sophie is beginning to think that a marriage proposal is most certainly not in her future. It's not that Sophie doesn't want to marry Tim, but she just can't seem to find a ring anywhere. She's thrilled when Tim does finally pop the question, although she does wish that the proposal would have been a tad more romantic.

Caught up in engaged bliss, Sophie is blown away when a blast from her past unexpectedly appears. Dan, the lead singer of Tusk, is as gorgeous as ever. When she was nineteen Sophie toured briefly with the band, getting to know all of the band members in the process, but she has always held a special place in her heart for Dan.

When the newspaper that she currently works for insists that she travel with Tusk on their big comeback tour or face losing her job, Sophie finds herself involved in a whirlwind romance with Dan, despite the fact that Tim is waiting for her at home. When Dan pops the question Sophie suddenly finds herself engaged to not one, but two men, both deserving of her affection. What's a modern girl to do?

Sophie's Turn is author Nikki Wells' debut novel. A modern-day fairy tale, it explores what could happen if your childhood fantasy crush fell in love with you in real life. Filled with funny moments as well as moments of more serious reflection, I was unable to put it down. I'l admit that there were times that I wished Sophie would just make up her mind and choose between the two men in her life, but it all made sense in the end. The ending was both unexpected and spectacular; a truly fantastic way to close the book.

Sophie's Turn may be the first book by Nikki Wells that I've read, but it certainly won't be the last. I loved the British charm that was evident on every page, as well as the plot that kept me reading well past my bedtime. This is a must-read that does the chick lit genre proud.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5
My thanks to the author for providing me with a complimentary copy for review.

Courtesy of the author I have one Kindle copy of Sophie's Turn to give to one lucky reader! This giveaway is open internationally provided that you are able to redeem a Kindle gift code. You don't need to have a Kindle to enter. Free reading apps are available for your computer or iPod. To enter:

1. *Mandatory Entry* Let me know that you would like to win this book by leaving me a comment below including your e-mail address. If you choose to you can let me know which band you would love to tour with given the opportunity, either now or in the past. (My choice? The amazing band Avenged Sevenfold!)

2. *Bonus Entry* Become a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect and let me know in the comments that you now follow. Current followers are eligible for this bonus entry as well.

3. *Bonus Entry* Spread the word about this contest in some way. Blog about it, Facebook it, Tweet it, just leave me a comment letting me know how you spread the word.

These entries can be combined into one comment if desired. This contest runs until September 20, 2011, and winners will be notified by e-mail. Please leave me a way to get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner! This contest is open internationally. Good luck!


  1. I would love to win this! I have toured actually. I was a vocalist for many years and did the bar tours however I would love to have toured with a real band playing arenas. I am ahuge fan of Shakira so i would say touring with her would be amazing! I am a GFC follower. Thanks!


  2. I'd love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win! Back in the day I would have loved to tour with NSYNC!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

  3. I am a follower!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

  4. I shared on facebook!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. 1) I would love to win this book! Email: kewalker1972@gmail.com

    2) I am a follower of this blog!

    3) I have posted this contest on Facebook

  6. I would absolutely LOVE to win this book. Oh boy I can think of so many bands I would like to tour with, one of them definitely Bon Jovi. Jon is GORGEOUS!

    I follow via GLC


    I shared contest on my facebook wall:


    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jam_njellygirl/status/111685638092361728

  7. Sounds cute! I would love to tour with Meat Loaf. He seems crazy and I love his music. :)

  8. Hello all! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments in entering this competition. It's fabulous to see you all visiting the review and give-away, and I am thrilled that you are interested in my book. I do wish everyone the very best of luck for winning the contest and I'll keep checking back to see how things develop.
    PS: I **love** the band choices you all make...XX

  9. Love to win it--not sure if I would want to follow a band--but love hearing about others you have:)-I think it is why I do not want to.
    2. I am a follower


  10. Sounds like a good book. I'd like to read it.


  11. I would love to win a copy of this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. Hello again! Thanks to the next lot of entrants for your interest and for taking the time to leave a commment. I wish you all the very best of luck. Meanwhile, feel free to visit me on my blog at http://nickywellsklippert.wordpress.com/. You can also view and download some sample chapters there while you wait for the comp to close...
    Nicky xx

  13. Sounds like a great book!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  14. Dear all,

    this competition and give-away is now closed. Thank you all for entering: what a lot of lovely comments. I'm really thrilled by your interest!

    I'm just touching base with Jonita regarding picking the winner and we'll be in touch asap!

    Nicky x